Gathering 2013 begins in Cork

The Government’s initiative to bring the diaspora home for a holiday has begun. Last night “The Gathering 2013” began in Dublin, and today comes the Cork launch A Ceremonial 21 Gun Salute by the Army’s First Southern Brigade will take place on Spike Island at 1pm. It’s the first time that a “national 21 gun salute” will be fired from Cork Harbour in almost 30 years. This salute is the first of more than 220 Gathering Event’s planned for Cork in 2013 it means that Leeside is second only to Dublin in terms of events. Among the dignitaries on Spike Island today will be the Lord Mayor Cllr John Buttimer

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